Rawalpindi: In a six day long championship played between armies of the SAARC countries Pakistan Army athletes shine with four gold, four Silver and four Bronze medals. Final of Volleyball is being played between Pakistan and India at Kathmandu, Nepal today.
Pakistan Army athletes contested in athletics, Boxing, Taekwondo and Volleyball. In athletics Havildar Basharat Ali won gold medal in discus throw. Sepoy Shakeel Ahmed won gold in Hammer throw, Naik Riaz Ahmed won Silver in long jump while Sepoy Muhammad Maqsood won Bronze medal in high jump event.
Pakistan Army Boxers also won four medals, one Bronze and three Silver. In Taekwondo Sepoy Afnan Shah and Sepoy Muhammad Umer won gold in their respective categories, while Sepoy Syed Adeel Shah and Sepoy Muhammad Ashfaq won Bronze medals in 74 Kg and 68 Kg categories.
To reach final of Volleyball, Pakistan Army team defeated Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in their pool matches.
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